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• Amid much anticipation -- and much consternation among uniform purists, the Reebok Edge uniform system is introduced in the All-Star Game. The new uniforms would be worn by all 30 teams the following season.

• The NHL goes to Puerto Rico for the first time ever, with the New York Rangers defeating the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in a preseason game on September 23, 2006.

• For the first time in NHL history, both teams in the previous year's Stanley Cup Final -- the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers -- failed to make the playoffs. Also, the Colorado Avalanche's 95 points were not enough to secure them a playoff berth, setting a record for the most points for a team that failed to qualify for the playoffs.

• The Anaheim Ducks become the NHL's first West Coast team to win the Stanley Cup, beating the Ottawa Senators in five games. (The old Seattle Metropolitans and Vancouver Millionaires have also won Stanley Cups, but their wins came before the NHL was established.)

Anaheim Ducks

Atlanta Thrashers

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins

St. Louis Blues

San Jose Sharks

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Washington Capitals

2007 All-Star Game
Dallas, TX